Sunday, February 13, 2011

The king is back part. 2

OK, I know that is the second post about Lacroix… But this is not my fault if he is everywhere!
So, about Lacroix (ah… he is the best…) : he is the director of the current exhibition “L’orient des femmes” at the Quai Branly Museum.

There is about 150 dresses and coats, mostly from 1890 to 1950, handmade with absolutely amazing embroideries, colours, and patchworks.

You follow the way from the Sinaï Desert to the north of Syria, and you think about British or French travellers who discovered these women at the beginning of the 20th century… At this time the Fashion was as strict for women as for men. There was women in the middle east on the street walking with pure indigo dresses, colourful embroideries, coins sewed on their head band. What a clash of culture!

Sometimes during the time you’re in the exhibit, you would bet that Lacroix himself embroided some of the fabrics you’re watching!

Bravo to this really good exhibit!

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